Youtube Channel wrongly shortened

I just noticed that youtube channels get shortened (removing the /c/), which makes them a 404

The entered Youtube Channel is / was, but got shortened to, which makes it a 404

this also happens when trying to edit the URL in the input box directly

so my question is: is this actually intentional or a bug?


my guess is that it was added because certain popular channels are able to remove it (ex: obviously, not all artists are this big, so i agree it needs to be changed

Another reason to [STYLE-1392] Discourage the usage of custom YouTube channel URLs - MetaBrainz JIRA.